Bessie Coleman was a pioneer and innovator in the field of aviation, both as an African-American and as a woman. Overcoming the obstacles placed in her path by the society of her day, she set an example for all of those following in her path. Read more
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. is remembered for many things: Being the first Black Air Force General, leading the Tuskegee Airmen flight squadron and standing up to the military establishment in advancing the cause of Black soldiers. More than that, he is a symbol of the ability of a Black man to persevere through obstacles on the path towards excellence. Read more
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Welcome to Great Black Heroes. This site looks as many of the Black heroes in the course of history, pioneers and ground breakers in different fields. Many have gone unrecognized for their contributions, but their significance is now being rediscovered. Join us in recognizing these Great Black Heroes.
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